At the start of 2007 I went to Gran Canaria for my holidays with my husband. We stayed in Puerto Rico at the Puerto Azul apartments. We arrived in the middle of the night and the drive up to the apartments was horrible. Puerto Rico is built into the side of a hill and our apartments were at the very top. Seeing the roads, and knowing how much I hated heights, I was beginning to think I had made a big mistake. Though I was a nervous wreck the whole journey, it was worth it when we got to the top.
After a good sleep, I felt a lot better, and I noticed the view was stunning. The apartments were lovely, really big, clean and well equipped. We quickly got to grips with the area and walked the 20 minutes down the hill (what a killer) into resort.
The resort was very busy, packed with loads of different shops and various restaurants – everything you need for a great holiday! The beach had very dark volcanic sand and was very coarse in comparison to the soft, white beaches elsewhere, but I’d already been warned of this by friends who had been to Gran Canaria before, so it was no surprise.
We did a jeep safari excursion – fab fun – trucks driven by hot men and great food and drink for lunch – what more could you want?! We went to some other resorts during the holiday. Maspalomas with its coffee shops and beautiful beach is well worth a visit.
Overall, Gran Canaria was a wonderful place to visit with loads to do, just close your eyes if you venture up the hillside!
By Anna McDonald